Kia ora e te whanau
It has been an eventful week with many team activities happening and opportunities to get together with young people and teacher colleagues from other schools. In the weekend 24 committed and very talented students along with their teacher coaches attended the 78th Bishop’s Shield hosted by Kavanagh College in Dunedin. It was a meaningful and memorable event especially as we stayed together at the old Priests seminary in Mosgiel, now an accommodation centre, Burns Lodge. We were looked after so very generously, and it was a pleasure to share the site with our competitors from St Kevin’s College. We look forward to hosting the Dunedin diocese secondary schools this time next year.
During the same weekend we also had a senior netball team playing in a tournament in Alexandra along with a year 7 & 8 team in Invercargill. These are wonderful experiences for our teams especially in the build up to tournament week in week 6 of this term. We also had our U16 boys’ rugby team in a semi-final. Congratulations goes out to our First XV Rugby team for making the finals of their grade this weekend against the Southland Boys High Red U18 team. It really goes to show that we are a small school that punches well above our weight, and I know our senior boys, along with all of our teams were proud to wear the St Peter’s College crest and colours every week. The game is at 11.45am this Saturday on our main field and I encourage all members of our community to come along and support.
I unfortunately will not be able to attend due to succumbing to Covid-19 yesterday, so I need you all there to cheer the boys along! I will hopefully be back and fighting fit on Friday the 26th of August which is a teacher only day for the school so look forward to seeing all of the students back the following Monday. Thank you all for your patience with the challenges Covid-19 and other winter illnesses continue to present. We are doing our very best to navigate our way through this with the support of our dedicated relievers and teachers picking-up additional lessons in order to remain open for on-site learning. As always if we have to roster year levels home it is because we have exhausted all other options.
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